By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Whitley County’s first game of the season didn’t have the outcome coach Jim Black wanted — a 49-20 loss to Russell County.
But with a week to work on things, Black hopes his team's fortunes can change Friday at home against Rockcastle County.
“We’re working on things right now,” he said. “Rockcastle County is a good, hard-nosed team that we’ve got to be ready for. I know they still like to run the ball, so we’ve got to be ready for that.”
The Colonels (0-1) had trouble stopping Russell County’s run attack last week, allowing 230 yards along with some big-play runs from tailback Nick Britt.
“This should be a very good game,” Black said. “Hopefully, we have learned from some of the mistakes we made from last week. I know we’ve got to come out and show up in the first half.”
Black said the most important aspect for his team is to find a way to score.
“We’ve got to try and find a way to score points, instead of just having field goals,” he said. “We’ve got to move the ball down field and get into the endzone.
“My main concerns coming into the game are special teams and getting off to a good start,” Black added. “Special teams are a big concern.”
Black said his players haven’t got down on themselves after the 29-point loss to the Lakers and they seem to be ready for the challenge the Rockets will bring to Colonel Stadium Friday.
“I think it is key to get a win Friday,” he said. “That’s the big thing. Hopefully we will have another big crowd like we had last week. Rockcastle County has a good team, so we’ve got to come out ready to play.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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